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Virginia O’Hanlon

Virginia O’Hanlon (* 20. Juli 1889 in New York City; † 13. Mai 1971 in Valatie, New York; vollständiger Name Laura Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas) wurde unabsichtlich zu einer bekannten Person, als sie in ihrer Kindheit der Zeitung New York Sun die Frage stellte „Gibt es einen Weihnachtsmann?“

Robert John Stewart

Robert John “R J” Stewart (born 1949) is a Scottish-born composer, author, and teacher. He has written over 40 books on occultism, Ceremonial magic and Celtic mythology. His books include a series on the underworld and faery traditions.

William Allan Oldfield

William Allan Oldfield (February 4, 1874 – November 19, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas (1909-1928).
Born in Franklin, Arkansas, he served as the House minority whip between 1921 and 1928.

Robert J. C. Young

Robert J. C. Young FBA (born 1950) is a British postcolonial theorist, cultural critic, and historian.

Robert Irving (conductor)

Robert Augustine Irving, DFC*, (28 August 1913 – 13 September 1991) was a British conductor whose reputation was mainly as a ballet conductor.

Gloria Davy

Gloria Davy (March 29, 1931, Brooklyn – November 28, 2012, Geneva) was a Swiss soprano of American birth who had an active international career in operas and concerts from the 1950s through the 1980s. A talented spinto soprano, she was widely acclaimed for her portrayal of the title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida; a role she performed in many of the world’s top opera houses. She was notably the first black artist to perform the role of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1958. While she performed a broad repertoire, she was particularly admired for her interpretations of 20th-century music, including the works of Richard Strauss, Benjamin Britten and Paul Hindemith.
Davy was part of the first generation of African-American singers to achieve wide success and is viewed as part of an instrumental group of performers who helped break down the barriers of racial prejudice in the opera world. She first drew notice in 1952 when she won the Marian Anderson Award, and then as Bess on an international tour of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess from 1954–1956. Concert and opera engagements with major orchestras and opera houses in the United States and Europe soon following. In 1959 she married Swiss stockbroker Herman Penningsfield; at which point she left New York to reside in Geneva, Switzerland. After this point her singing career was mainly based in Europe, with only occasional appearances in the United States.
After 1973, Davy’s career shifted from opera towards concert work; although she occasionally still performed stage roles. From 1984–1997 she taught on the voice faculty at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University while still maintaining her home in Geneva. She died in Geneva at the age of 81.

Robert Howell (cricketer)

Robert George Dunnett Howell (23 January 1877 – 27 September 1942) was an English cricketer. Howell’s batting style is unknown. He was born at Edmonton, Middlesex.
While undertaking studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Howell made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against Hampshire at Fenner’s in 1898. He made a second first-class appearance for the university in the following season against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Fenner’s. In 1900, he made a single first-class appearance for Sussex against Cambridge University at the County Ground, Hove. Howell had little success in his three first-class appearances, scoring a total of 14 runs.
He died at Sydenham, London, on 27 September 1942.

James A. McKenzie

James Andrew McKenzie (August 1, 1840 – June 25, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky and uncle of John McKenzie Moss.

Robert Hall (Royal Navy officer)

Vice-Admiral Robert Hall, CB (1817 – 11 June 1882) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Third Lord and Controller of the Navy.

Glen J. Kuban

Glen Jay Kuban (* 1957 nahe Cleveland, Ohio) ist ein US-amerikanischer Biologe. Bekannt wurde er aufgrund seiner umfangreichen Arbeiten zu den Paluxy-River-Fußspuren.

John C. Kleczka

John Casimir Kleczka (May 6, 1885 – April 21, 1959) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin. He was the first Polish American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Teddy Hill

Teddy Hill (December 7, 1909 in Birmingham, Alabama – May 19, 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio) was a big band leader and the manager of Minton’s Playhouse, a seminal jazz club in Harlem. He played a variety of instruments, including drums, clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone.

Robert Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury

Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury (25 January 1834 – 13 November 1918) was a British politician.
He was educated at Harrow School and King’s College London. Grosvenor played three first-class cricket matches for the Marylebone Cricket Club between 1861 and 1863.
He entered the 1st Life Guards in 1853, became Captain in 1859, and was made Captain of the Cheshire Yeomanry in 1870. He served as Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Westminster from 1865-1874.
He married Emilie Beaujolais White, daughter of Henry White, 1st Baron Annaly on 20 July 1867. They had five children. His son Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury succeeded him to the peerage.

Lucien C. Gause

Lucien Coatsworth Gause (December 25, 1836 – November 5, 1880) was an American nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Arkansas.

Robert Grissold

Blessed Robert Grissold (died 1604) was an accomplice of John Sugar, Roman Catholic priest co-martyred at Warwick in 1604. His name is also given as Greswold or Griswold. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987 by Pope John Paul II.

Rashean Mathis

Rashean Jamil Mathis (/rəˈʃiːn/; born August 27, 1980) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Bethune-Cookman University, and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He also played for the Detroit Lions.

Robert Grevett

Robert Gordon Grevett (24 November 1914 – 5 March 2004) was an English cricketer. Grevett was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born at Eastbourne, Sussex.

Teddi King

Teddi King (September 18, 1929 – November 18, 1977) was an American jazz and pop vocalist. Born Theodora King in Boston, Massachusetts on September 18, 1929, she won a singing competition hosted by Dinah Shore at Boston’s Tributary Theatre, later beginning work in a touring revue involved with “cheering up the military in the lull between the Second World War and the Korean conflict.” Improving her vocal and piano technique during this time, she first recorded with Nat Pierce in 1949, later recording with the Beryl Booker trio and with several other small groups from 1954–1955 (recordings which were available on three albums for Storyville). She then toured with George Shearing for two years beginning in the summer of 1952, and for a time was managed by the famed George Wein. King later began performing for a time in Las Vegas.

Robert Greenbury

Robert Greenbury or Richard Greenbury (fl. 1616-1650), was a painter.

Girard Rhoden

Girard Rhoden’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Robert Graham Manson

Robert Graham Manson (11 June 1883 – 14 February 1950) was a British musician.

Kenneth Rayner

Kenneth Rayner (June 20, 1808 – March 4, 1884) was a whig U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1839 and 1845.
Born in Bertie County, North Carolina, Rayner attended Tarborough Academy, then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1829. Rayner moved to Hertford County, where he practiced law.
In 1835, Rayner was a delegate to the state Constitutional Convention; he served terms in the North Carolina House of Commons in 1835 and 1836 before being elected to the U.S. Congress in 1838. He served three terms as a Whig, in the 26th, 27th, and 28th Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1845).
Rayner did not run for a fourth term in 1844, but returned to the State House in 1846, 1848, and 1850, and was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1854.
In 1871 Rayner was appointed by President Grant as one of the court commissioners to settle the Alabama Claims. From 1877 to 1884 he was Solicitor of the United States Treasury. Rayner died in Washington, DC on March 4, 1884 and is buried in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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